Radio control nuts

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RC Pilot, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Keyser Soze 1

    Keyser Soze 1 Been here awhile

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  2. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Got my used 120SR Heli today in the mail. A little dirty and slightly banged up, but seems to work OK. Guy had a bunch of spares including quite a few batteries that will also fit in my MQX. I bound it to an open model spot on the DX7 and flew it without adjusting anything or really knowing what the heck I was doing. Some trimming and it seems to fly OK. I'm sure I'll be bored with it in weeks so I'm already eying a CP heli to migrate to.

    It's a sickness. :)
  3. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Just a short public service announcement on the proper pilot box gear for glider flying! :D

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  4. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

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    Looks like a Axial EXO buggy .. but has some nice upgrades . The only way to know is buy one , I may look into getting back into R/C more .. I have a Traxxas Slash 4x4 , and it will crack 70mph with the proper upgrades ! Crazy truck ... I like the rock crawler scene , and that twin hammers looks like the best of both worlds
  5. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    02TAC - nice! Looks relaxing!

    I put a bunch of packs through my Sbach, GeeBee, and HT-FPV quad. Took the gopro up for one of the flights:

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  6. JanB

    JanB Been here awhile

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    Haha... :clap perfect Cockpit-chair! Did you ever fell asleep while flying?

    Nice glider btw... SIG Riser?
  7. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Gentle Lady with the nose cone cut and a BL motor system mounted.
  8. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Had my son shoot some pics while I was flying. I like this one:

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  9. Keyser Soze 1

    Keyser Soze 1 Been here awhile

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    Ended up getting the Twin Hammers. Have yet to take it out :lol3

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  10. JanB

    JanB Been here awhile

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    Nice... do you have anypics of the build?

    I am still fiddeling with the air-brakes:
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    and tried to stick some film to the first wing, which still looks a bit ugly, but I hope that it woll smooth out, after treating it with the heat-gun.

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  11. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    No, the build involved seeing it sitting in a friends basement (already built) and asking her what the deal was with it as she is not into RC. She said she got it from someone that had moved and was going to throw it away. My response "THE HELL YOU ARE!" and I took it home.

    Converting it to a powered glider was a simple matter of cutting the soft balsa nose cone off about 1/4" fwd of the bulkhead, drilled a hole for the wires, a couple smaller holes for cooling air, bolted on an electric motor (450 slow fly from headsuprc.com) and drilled a few small holes on the bottom near the tail for cooling air to exit the fuselage
  12. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    I have used up a couple Gentle Lady's so far, great learning tools. the electric motor seems like a fun idea.
  13. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I did a little bit of flying last night in the cold, tested out my new DX7s (I like that radio a lot...and I am not a spectrum fan) flew 2 batts in the PZ 109 and 2 in the FMS HS-123...froze my fingers off...I don't like flying in the cold.

    Then was screwing around and saw my long forgotten slash in the rafters of my basement.....ever wonder what happens if you put a 4s 3300 in s slash....it is fricken fast and fun.....and not I did not kill anything the stock speedo was quite warm as was the motor, but dang it was fun....ended up running both packs I had in that thing.....I think it might get a little more use now.
  14. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    The electric motor makes it a fly anywhere bird as it is self contained for launch.
  15. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

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    Check out RCCrawlers. Com ... They have a dedicated section to that truck , what needs attention , what will go wrong , etc .
  16. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

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    I bought a 5000 3s .. Geared right it will rip the tires off the rims ! Lol Fun stuff
  17. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I need to order a new tail wheel for my FMS Stuka....so I am looking at my next plane as well...it will be an FMS, but I am not sure what to get. Zero, P40, the new P51B....so many choices.

    In reading up on the zero I came across this link....I think I would be in jail if this happened to me....another reason I am so happy I can fly alone, and on my own property.

    http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/rc-plane-and-helicopter-collide-mid-air/1glfnmta9?from=
  18. Keyser Soze 1

    Keyser Soze 1 Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I'm already having issues with getting it to change gears. Great little truck though.
  19. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    This boat is up at the local hobby shop.
  20. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Some nice flying weather today!!! 70, sunny, light wind...

    Had a landing gear malfunction with my Sbach!
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    And some MCPX BL flying..
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